Expressions of Interest open: Strengthening care for children pilot study

  25 October 2017  NWMPHN   

Is your general practice looking for more support in treating and managing paediatric patients?

A new pilot study will place paediatricians into local general practices to help boost child health care in the primary system.

The Strengthening Care for Children project, backed by the Royal Children’s Hospital and North Western Melbourne PHN, is seeking six general practices in the NWMPHN region to take part in a pilot during 2017-2018. Participating practices will receive:

  • a co-located second year RCH Paediatrician on a weekly basis for patient co-consultations
  • a monthly, in-practice 90 minute case conference for health professionals with the paediatrician
  • access to the paediatrician via phone and email for same-day advice (Monday-Friday)
  • a practice grant for $7,000, allocated in instalments based on activity and milestone achievement
  • RACGP QI&CPD points for all participating GPs

Applications for the pilot close on 17 November 2017. To be eligible for the pilot practices must:

  • Be an accredited general practice located within the North Western Melbourne PHN region
  • Have Best Practice or Medical Director 3 software
  • Be able to complete the service/project between Nov 2017 and Nov 2018
  • Have the capacity to co-locate and manage bookings for an RCH Pediatrician
  • NOTE: Priority will be given to high referrers to RCH, Sunshine and Werribee Mercy Hospitals

How to apply

To apply, please:

  1. Read the information sheet
  2. Complete expression of interest form

For more information, contact Jessica Holman, Quality Project Lead, on (P): 03 9347 1188 (E):